Psalm 108 brings together elements of devotion and determination as the psalmist, commonly understood to be David, opens with a declaration of steadfast love and faithfulness towards God. The psalm seems to be a compilation, drawing from previous psalms like Psalm 57 and 60. Its first part is filled with an outpouring of praise and the resolve to worship God among the nations, laying the groundwork for the second part. In the latter half, the focus shifts to a plea for victory over enemies and an expression of reliance on God for deliverance. David looks to God as the one who will tread down foes and promises to praise Him among the nations. The underlying message emphasizes that true victory comes from God and not human endeavor. Thus, Psalm 108 serves as both a personal and communal hymn of unwavering trust in God’s power and goodness.

Psalm 108

1  (A Song or Psalm of David.) O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.

2  Awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.

3  I will praise thee, O LORD, among the people: and I will sing praises unto thee among the nations.

4  For thy mercy is great above the heavens: and thy truth reacheth unto the clouds.

5  Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth;

6  That thy beloved may be delivered: save with thy right hand, and answer me.

7  God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.

8  Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver;

9  Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe; over Philistia will I triumph.

10  Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom?

11  Wilt not thou, O God, who hast cast us off? and wilt not thou, O God, go forth with our hosts?

12  Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.

13  Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.

End of Psalm 108

1 Year Plan:  Sept 19 - Isa 29, Isa 30, Ps 108 [next day]

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